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Knock wood, toss a pinch of salt over your shoulder- the Bruins are on a streak!

Oh, happy day! A shootout win!
Oh, happy day! A shootout win!
Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Penguins host the Bruins in a 1:00 PM manatee game tomorrow.

  • Whooda thunk? The Bruins beat the Lightning in a shootout! Steven Stamkos ' odd meltdown factored in, as he was tossed and ineligible to participate in the shootout. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Did you enjoy the three-on-three overtime? It looks like the shape of things to come. []

  • Brad Marchand enjoyed the elbow room during the overtime,  and former AHLers like Ryan Spooner and David Pastrnak were right at home. [WEEI]

  • Thre were some mistakes to address in the win, a Zdeno Chara turnover cost a goal, but Tuukka Rask maintained his poise for the win. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • The "push" that the Bruins exhibited is just what has been lacking through a lot of this season. Is it greedy to hope for consistency? [WEEI]

  • This recent success has been notably without the services of David Krejci and Kevan Miller, but the team is still merely fending off rivals to a playoff spot. [PatriotLedger]

  • It has been a while since Carl Soderberg lit the lamp, although his line is producing. [MetroWestDailyNews]

  • A few loose ends of note include an unusual nod to Spooner and his line as well as cancelling practice today.  [MetroWestDailyNews]

  • Rask was, um, tuned up for the game, and "the circle of the NHL" remained unbroken. [ESPN]

  • Boston just seems to be bad luck for the Lightning, and Stamkos' frustration led to his loss of temper and subsequent ejection. [HockeyBuzz]

  • Rask SPEAKS! In this interview, everyone's favorite Finn tackles all the important issues. Like tennis?!? [SportsNet]

  • Linus Arnesson is on his way to Providence! [ProHockeyTalk]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Johnny Boychuk remains an Islander, as he gets a well deserved raise. And he's on Twitter, now, too! [WEEI]

  • Opon achieving a half-century of life, this fan's list of memorable life highlights revolves around Boston sports. Reminisce with him! [ObnoxiousBostonFan]

  • Mull over these eight great (and infamous) storylines to amuse you through the final push to the NHL playoffs. [Grantland]

  • Here is a bit more detail on the AHL team shuffle about to be launched. [TheHockeyNews]

  • The Flames ' new AHL affiliate in Stockton (in the newly minted AHL Pacific Division) has rolled out their new logo. [TheHockeyNews]

  • Certain Violent Gentlemen appear in their commercial, which is an homage to a scene from "Wayne's World." [BarDown]

  • Quebec is squashing body checking for youths aged 13 to 17. [CBC]

  • One NHL ref is going out with a bang, having put off his original retirement due to a need for his services caused by injuries. [PennLive]

  • Hockey Parents behaving VALIANTLY! A dad and cardiac nurse used a rink defibrillator to save a fellow spectator's life. [VancouverSun]

  • NHL rankings have not been fun for the Bruins this season, but this ranking uses witty acronyms. Enjoy!  [SportsNet]

  • So what drives puck possession, anyway? Corsi is no longer a good indicator. [PuckDrunkLove]